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2020 Sagan Exoplanet Summer Workshop

Extreme Precision Radial Velocity

Preliminary Agenda (speakers names added as they are confirmed)


Sunday July 19

ExoPAG Meeting: Beckman Institute Auditorium

The next meeting of the Exoplanet Exploration Program Analysis Group (ExoPAG) prior to the summer workshop. Workshop participants are encouraged to come early to attend.

Registration Gathering

  • 4-6 pm: Please join us for the opportunity to register and greet colleagues. We'll have light snacks available but you'll want to get dinner afterwards.

Monday July 20: Fundamentals of PRV, Error Budgets, Instrumentation

  • 8:30 am: Welcome and Opening Comments — Chas Beichman, Elise Furlan, Dawn Gelino (NExScI)
  • 8:50 am: Why RVs are important (Demographics, Masses and Orbits for Characterization, Multiple Systems and Dynamics) — Chad Bender (University of Arizona)
  • 9:40 am: Fundamentals of PRV — Debra Fischer (Yale)
  • 10:30 am: Morning Break
  • 11:00 am: Fundamentals of Instrumentation — Andreas Quirrenbach (University of Heidelberg)
  • 11:50 am: Attendee Poster Pops
  • 12:10 pm: Lunch
  • 1:40 pm: Error Budgets (RV Challenges; Instrumental Challenges/Limitations to RV Precision/Accuracy) — Sam Halverson (JPL)
  • 2:20 pm: Wavelength Calibration (Optical Frequency Combs, Etalons, Gas Cells) — Stephanie Leifer (JPL)
  • 2:50 pm: Afternoon Break
  • 3:20 pm: Overview of Different Types of EPRV Instruments — Michael Endl (UT Austin)
  • 4:00 pm: Lessons Learned from Building and Operating a PRV Instrument — Debra Fischer (Yale)
  • 4:40 pm: Role of Transits for Validation, Additional Data, Mass-Radius Relationship, RM for Orbital Stability — Courtney Dressing (UC Berkeley)
  • 5:30 pm: Adjourn

Tuesday July 21: Fundamentals of Data Analysis and Statistical Significance

  • 8:30 am: Standard Method for Measuring RVs and Their Uncertainties — Sharon Wang (Carnegie Observatories)
  • 9:15 am: Overview of RV Planet Signal Fitting — Jason Wright (Penn State)
  • 10:00 am: Morning Break
  • 10:30 am: Statistical Significance of Signals — Nathan Hara (University of Geneva)
  • 11:15 am: The Physics Responsible for Various Sources of Stellar Visbility — Heather Cegla (University of Geneva)
  • 12:00 pm: Attendee Poster Pops
  • 12:20 pm: Lunch
  • 1:45 pm: Poster session I
  • 2:45 pm: Breakout Sessions
  • 4:00 pm: Hands-on Session
  • 5:30 pm: Adjourn
  • 6:30 pm: Workshop Dinner (ticketed event)

Wednesday July 22: Stellar Signals and Tellurics

  • 8:30 am: Lessons from "Sun as a Star" Observations — Annelies Mortier (University of Cambridge)
  • 9:15 am: Strategies for Mitigating Stellar Variability — Jennifer Burt (JPL)
  • 10:00 am: Morning Break
  • 10:30 am: Power and Danger of Gaussian Processes — Vinesh Rajpaul (University of Cambridge)
  • 11:15 am: Mittgating Telluric Contamination — Cullen Blake (University of Pennsylvania)
  • 11:45 am: Attendee Poster POPs
  • 12:15 pm: Lunch
  • 1:45 pm: Poster session 2
  • 2:45 pm: Breakout Sessions
  • 4:00 pm: Hands-on Session
  • 5:30 pm: Adjourn

Thursday July 23: Beyond EPRVs: Characterizing Planets

  • 8:30 am: Past and Future of RV Science: RVs in the Greater Context of Exoplanet Science — Andreas Quirrenbach (University of Heidelberg)
  • 9:10 am: Spectroscopy of Planet Atmospheres Natasha Batalha (NASA Ames)
  • 9:50 am: Morning Break
  • 10:20 am: High-Resolution Spectroscopy of Exoplanet Atmospheres — Jayne Birkby (University of Amsterdam)
  • 11:00 am: The Importance of Mass on Assessing Planet Habitability
  • 11:45 am: Lunch
  • 1:15 pm: Hands-on sessions: work on group projects and prepare for presentations
  • 5:15 pm: Adjourn

Friday July 24: The Future

  • 8:30 am: The EPRV Initiative — Scott Gaudi (Ohio State University)
  • 9:20 am: The Advantages of Measuring RVs from Space — Peter Plavchan (George Mason University)
  • 9:50 am: Morning Break
  • 10:20 am: Beyond Bare Detection to Biological and Geological Indicators — Jim Kasting (Penn State University)
  • 11:10 am: Career Panel Non-academic Career Paths for Exoplanet Scientists: Communicating Transferable Skills — Stephen Redman (The Aerospace Corporation), Jennifer Roberts (JPL), Jon Arenberg (Northtrop Grumman), Laura Danly (Griffith Observatory), Ben Nelson (Wealthfront)
  • 12:40 pm: Lunch
  • 2:15 pm: Group Project Presentations
  • 4:15 pm: Closing Comments
  • 4:30 pm: Adjourn

Questions? Sagan_Workshop@ipac.caltech.edu

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